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City of Phoenix opens new trade office, signs economic agreements with two Mexican cities

PHOENIX -- The City of Phoenix has taken major steps toward increasing its economic relationship with Mexico with the opening of a trade office in Hermosillo, Sonora, and the signing of memorandums of understanding with Hermosillo and the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa.


Goat yoga on Arizona farm delights families

GILBERT - Early in the morning about 100 people waited eagerly at the gate of a farm with their yoga mats. As soon as everybody was checked in and in place, the goats were released.


Women’s interfaith event emphasizes unity across all religions

SCOTTSDALE -- Tahera Ahmad was in the middle of a high school basketball game in the early 2000s when the referee blew his whistle and kicked her off the court for wearing a hijab.


Phoenix immigration attorney leads campaign for Mexico to boycott U.S. corn

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix immigration attorney is leading an international campaign for Mexico to boycott the importation of corn from the U.S.


Rep. Raúl Grijalva hosts community discussion to ‘interject humanity’ into immigration debate

AVONDALE - Rep. Raúl Grijalva told about 20 residents and community leaders in his district that highlighting their concerns about President Donald Trump’s actions on immigration would help “interject humanity” into the national debate on the issue.


Maricopa County attorney says new DHS policies will not change local immigration enforcement tactics

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration enforcement memoranda released earlier this week will not change how local law enforcement officers enforce immigration in the near future.


Legal aid, advice available for immigrants, but ‘notario’ fraud also prevalent

PHOENIX -- President Donald Trump’s election and immigration executive orders have led to an increase in the number of immigrants seeking legal advice and assistance in Arizona, and local law organizations are responding to this influx by supplying pro bono and low-cost legal help to community outreach groups.


Arizona voting rights advocates see little change, but hope for future

WASHINGTON - Arizona may have made headlines in 2016 when voters had to wait hours in the sun just to vote in the presidential preference election, but advocates in the state said problems with voting are nothing new to them.


Phoenix denies sanctuary city petition, immigrant advocates vow to continue push

PHOENIX – After the Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to deny a petition to make Phoenix a sanctuary city, immigrants rights groups said they would continue their push to mitigate fear of deportation among Arizona’s undocumented population.


‘What’s one more?’ The revolving door of a foster family

Jessika Reed has eight children, including seven who are adopted and four who have special needs. As if that wasn’t enough, Jessika has also cared for many foster kids during the past 15 years, constantly welcoming children in need into her home.


‘Music is key to healing the soul’ for Tucson refugees

TUCSON -- On a beautiful day in Armory Park in the downtown area, a unique blend of music emanates from between the trees. A sax player from Ethiopia, a guitarist from Burundi, and drummers from Trinidad & Tobago and the U.S. create a cross-cultural sound.


Tribal members at Tohono O’odham Nation’s annual rodeo worried about Border Wall

TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION - On a cloudless morning in the southern Arizona town of Sells, Native Americans from across the state braced 40-degree temperatures to wrangle livestock and stay atop violently-gyrating bulls.